Jacobsen Salt Co. is partnered with Bee Local to produce their honey. They created the Jacobsen Co. Hive Program to support and protect Northwest honeybee populations.
Why we love it
Tall, dark, and malty. That's how we like our honey and that's why we like this one so much. With a richer, deeper color, the taste of this raw buckwheat honey tends to linger. Which is a good thing because it'll leave you wanting more.
How it does good
Striving for more than just great honey
Protecting and supporting local honeybees has been a priority for Jacobsen Salt Co. and Bee Local since the beginning. With the help of like-minded local people, they've been able to rethink their operations and install a full service hive program in Southeast Portland. Jacobsen and Bee Local use a beekeeping practice that centers around scientific research and thoughtful improvements. They also offer educational classes, consulting, and harvesting services.
responsible sourcingJacobsen uses the pristine waters of Netarts Bay to source their sea salt (which is free from pollutants and microplastics). They also have Oregon seaweed farmers who help produce their furikak spice blend, they also use local rosemary farmers. Jacobsen has partnered with Burlap & Barrel and Diaspora to bring fair trade far beyond their own ingredients.
supporting key causesJacobsen Salt Co. has set their focus on childhood hunger causes. Each year, Ben Jacobsen participates in Chef's Cycle to raise money for the No Kid Hungry foundation. The company also donates products through out the year to foundations looking to end food insecurity and childhood hunger.
recyclable packagingCurrently, most Jacobsen packaging is recyclable. They use glass and recyclable materials whenever they can, and they're looking to make plastic free alternatives for all packaging.
low carbon footprintJacobsen is continually refining their processes to lower their carbon footprint. Right now, they're using gas in their process, but they've invested in new equipment to decrease their natural gas usage by nearly 50%.